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Big day on .au drops today

Discussion in 'Domain News' started by Mike Robertson, Dec 2, 2009.

  1. Mike Robertson

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    Backpackers.com.au... should be a good one to watch!

    Happy bidding at Drop.com.au :)
     
  2. Jonathan

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    Over 16k! Damn, never seen one go for anywhere near that much before.
     
  3. Shaun

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    It's decent cash for the domain!

    I'd love to develop it...
     
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    with a domain history back to 1996.. who in there right mind would let that drop!
     
  6. Shaun

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    hadhad, Drop, Domain Watch and NetFleet's backorder service have the opportunity to get these domains, so the answer is NO you are not guaranteed unless you were the highest bidder on Drop and Domain Watch and had backordered it previously on NetFleet.

    Drop have been doing really well of late though!
     
  7. Rhythm

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    What's obvious is that the bidders seems to have plenty of cash, what with 16k bids etc.

    Wonder who got photon.com.au? given the takeover etc.
     
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  8. Mike Robertson

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    Missed it by "that" much! Dang! :(
     
  9. Rhythm

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    On the bright side, you got most of the rest, with a slightly-more-than-equivalent profit margin, not to mention the regfee+renewals.
     
  10. Rhythm

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    Well, it definitely wasn't the Photon group
     
  11. soj

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    Looks like NameWise picked up BackPackers.com.au, they are building up a decent domain portfolio.
     
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    perhaps all at reg fee
     
  13. domainer

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    rhetorical thought for the day - what is "Shill Bidding"
     
  14. Shaun

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    They are getting an amazing portfolio! It's great for them!
     
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  15. Rhythm

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    Any idea on how exactly Name Wise is managing to beat the dropcatchers?
     
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  16. Rhythm

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    on DomainWatch?

     
  17. FirstPageResults

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    i assume they have registry access
     
  18. Max

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    G'Day Mike ..

    Backpackers.com.au .. category killer name

    Photon ... Fab shoulda gone all out to get that one ...
     
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  19. Mike Robertson

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    Hey Max!

    As Drop.com.au falls is a wholly owned subsidiary of Dark Blue Sea, it would be a conflict of interest for us to participate in the drops. For this reason, we have decided against being an active player in the .au drop market.

    Cheers,

    Mike
    Fabulous.com | Drop.com.au